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below 2% gdp and bring down national debt dead relative to size relative to size of the economy in 10 years. brewster the nation's fiscal cut that tax loopholes that take a fair and balanced approach. at the same time the budget incorporates elements to speaker by last december. they make the difficult choices to find common ground. consistent with that offer come in the budget includes being the president would not put forward such as means testing command that a character in a related premiums and the more accurate the less generous measure of inflation. it includes proposals only so they come together around a complete and comprehensive package to shrink the deficit by $1.8 trillion over 10 years and are meant the fiscal uncertainty that hampers economic growth and job creation. this remark does not represent the starting point for negotiation. represent tagamet savings and additional roadrunners for those of the. the two cannot be separated and were not separated last december when we were close to a bipartisan agreement. this budget provides achievable solutions to fiscal p
each other's lives. it is of a free market economy that grants everyone a fair chance and an unfettered start in the race of life. it is of a voluntary civil society that strengthens our commuters, protects the vulnerable, and minds the gaps to make sure no one gets left behind. and it is of a just tolerance and sustainable federal government that protects and complements free enterprise and civil society rather than presuming to replace them. this vision will not realize itself. the left, the inertia of the status quo, and the entire economy of this city stand a raid against it. realizing it will sometimes require conservatives to take on entrenched interests and policies and political third rail. many of these will be interests traditionally aligned with and financially generous to establishments within both political parties become sometimes it will require us to stand up for those that no one else will. the unborn child in the womb, the poor student in the failing school, the reformed father of my wishing in prison, the single mom trapped in poverty, and the splintering neighborhood
that it doubles down on a dead end energy policy that's hurting our economy, hurting our environment and our health. burning fossil fuels is a primary cause of climate change, and we simply can't afford to continue down this destructive path. it makes far more sense to focus on developing the clean, renewable energy technologies that we all know we're going to need down the road. developing these technologies will create quality, long-term jobs that can't be shift overseas. it's good for business. it's good for our planet. it's good for our national security. there's no reason why we can't put aside our differences and take action to promote a clean energy future. it's what our constituents sent us here to do. our window of opportunity is rapidly closing. the time to act is now. and i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman yields back. for what purpose does the gentleman from california seek recognition? >> madam speaker, i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman is recognized for one minute. >> madam
manufacturing sector, creating new jobs and growing the economy for american families. energy is the foundation of our economy. we need to focus on the promise of prosperity. north american energy prosperity and the abundance that it offers to our country. america's greatness is tied to our freedom to produce and build things. republicans have a plan to grow our economy by making america a nation of builders once again. we want to streamline our government, cut red tape, and unleash the power of north american energy. with these things we can revitalize american manufacturing, and foster long-term economic growth and job creation for our citizens. lastly, we're determined to get to the truth regarding the terrorist attack on our nation's in benghazi, libya. in which three americans lost their lives. last year, i directed five committees to look at there is parts of this investigation. the next week, these committees will provide a comprehensive progress report on the investigation up to now. and this progress report will not represent the conclusion of their investigation, but it will be the be
and the free enterprise piece of this which gives our economy most vigor and i would advise people that are preparing to take the nationalization test, that's a choice by the educational foundation to understand our history and language, one of the questions that will be there, what is the economic system of the united states? the answer to that is free enterprise capitalism. that's what gives our economy its vigor. and when we move away, when we move towards government management of our economy, government bailouts, government deciding who is too big to allow o fail, so much of our economy loses its vigor and we lose some of the promise of the great american civilization. another piece of this also that i speak to relatively often, mr. speaker, and that is american vigor and last component of the american exceptionalism that i'll list here tonight. american vigor, where does that come from? well, we have natural-born american citizens that are part of the civilization and culture. and they are -- and these natural-born american citizens are the did he sent ants who came here with
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teach japan economy at georgetown. you're making the summit interesting again. the interesting problems that you face, and i d not envy you, is you said the fits call consolidation, the consumption tax will go up next year and the following year, and you're certainly aware that will take a big hit on consumption on income that will have a negative impact on the economy, and i'm wondering how you're balancing these two different issues of fiscal consolidation and demand. [speaking japanese] >> translator: i think you have hit on the most important point, because whenever we may try to increase the taxes, it does not necessarily result in increasing the tax revenue. we have known the actual examples which have happened in the past in many nrsakg ne >> you can watch the rest of this online as we take you live now to the heritage foundation in washington, d.c. for remarks by senator mike lee of utah. he'll be talking about the conservative movement and the future of the republican party. >> in his most recent book, "we still hold these truths: rediscovering our principles, reclaiming our fu
, but until the economy improves they're the not going to get out of the way and i think because of that, this market will go up and more talk about that this week. >> we're only what, a couple-- we were down on the week about a couple hundred points, that's not a major selloff by any means. larry, thanks indeed. you're saying the market is trying to go up, we shall see. we have a news background, not yet occurred, at ten o'clock, half hour from now we're going to get the existing home sales, a very big pointing that is supposedly improving housing market. you'll get the numbers as we them, too. i want to warn you, coming up on friday, the latest gdp numbers, they're going to be inflated and show a rate of growth maybe 3%, very strong. but, there's a new calculation involved. so watch out there. the dow is now open for business. we're up 5 in the very early going, yeah, the up trend in place, first thing this monday morning. and why are we going to show you the price of a foreign corporation? why are we doing that? i'll tell you because the japanese stocks are going straight up as the ye
-causing chemicals to freely circulate in our economy. they will find it unthinkable to assume an attitude of silence and willful ignorance about our ecology. >> sandra steingraber wouldn't stay silent. today she is at the very heart of the environmental human rights movement that she prophesied. she's fighting to identify and eliminate carcinogens in our air, water and food, and to stop fracking, that controversial extraction of natural gas from deep beneath the earth. she is one of the seneca lake 12, a group of activists who last month blocked the gates of a natural gas storage facility in the beautiful finger lakes region of new york state. on a bitterly cold day in march, they were arrested as they demonstrated against the environmental dangers of fracking and the storing of natural gas in nearby abandoned salt mines. for now, new york has declared a moratorium that prohibits fracking in the state while studies are completed. but, there's no guarantee that gas obtained by fracking elsewhere won't be stored in those salt caverns. as you can see, for sandra steingraber, there is no line between he
despite the fact that these jobs are among the highest paying and the most stable jobs in our economy today. it is imperative that we encourage more young americans n.i.t. e studies in the fields. in particular because of the stark racial and gender gaps we see in the programs, it is imperative that we encourage more young women and students of color to enter these fields. we simply won't be able to remain a global leader in these mportant fields without more -- with more than 50% of our nation's brainpower sitting on the sidelines. h.r. 967 doesn't go as far as i would like it to go in addressing these challenges but it does show the need to educate more students in n.i.t. fields and provide the necessary authority for the agencies to pay an important and appropriate role here. and finally, i would be remiss not to mention that nitr-d program serves as a coordinating and planning umbrella for all unclassified federal cybersecurity r&d. our committee addressed specific needs in cybersecurity , r&d separately in h.r. 756 but in doing so, we made sure that both the intellectual and fina
to reduce the deficit in a balanced way, a way that doesn't punish the american people and our economy in the meantime. legislation that i'm proposing is simple. and it deserves quick approval. -- no reason to go back even though i would agree to it, let's -- to the buffett rule, let's do some spending cuts, do some more cutting, we've tried that. it wouldn't work. let's try the flexibility. that also won't work because you're dealing with the same amount of money. so i would hope that this simple solution i'm suggesting will be supported by my republican friends. establishing binding caps on war spending. the wars are winding down for certain. right now there's $650 billion there. and as this bill proposes, the one i will ask consent on, it will close that loophole and produce more than enough savings to offset the cost of delaying sequestration for five months. let's put a stop to the furloughs and delays that put a stop to the job losses. let's put a stop to the devastating cuts to programs that keep our poor children from getting an equal shot in life, our senior citizens, our home
but if we meet in the middle we can do a lot of good for americans and for our economy. we are feeling very good about this, things are moving in a very good way and the supported -- the president supported our proposal it is in the right place to be because even if people don't agree with every single part i don't want to give you the impression he is begrudging but he is enthusiastic. and we are playing it just right moving forward by giving us the space to come up with the agreement and we thank him for doing that and he will continue to do that to get a bill done. >> we briefed the president on a number of details and a proposal that gang of 8 is coming up with that we will be bringing forward to the united states senate as short of a time as this evening. but the process we went through having been in the senate to have this process before was very supportive. the president realizes everybody didn't want -- get what they wanted completely but it is a product of compromise we appreciate his support and we believe that is important as we move forward with the process. that this is the be
of our economy, that is online businesses that are selling to the nation where we have seen tremendous growth, that we owe it to the american people to have this go through regular order. and you know, i have heard the senate leader talk about regular order. i have heard the minority leader, senator mcconnell, talk about regular order, and here we are again not going through regular order. this should go to the finance committee. it should be thoroughly marked up in that committee. and i see senator hatch here. senator baucus and senator hatch both believe that this should go through the proper committee of jurisdiction so that we can address the concerns raised by so many about the bill and the way it is drafted. so with that, mr. president, i would urge my colleagues to vote against closure. this is not the right way to do business. this bill that has very important and negative implications on many businesses in this country and on a very important area of our economy should go through regular order to address concerns that have already been raised by many business groups, and so, m
, beat or miss estimates? as for the economy, here is today's calendar. >> how is the crowd sourcing experiment gone so far? i haven't looked at the results. >> the results for coming. >>? >> i can't even log in to the borrowing page. >> they've gotten some decent numbers that have come this. i think there are 1500 or 1700 -- >> but are they better -- >> they're good at it, but i think we have made the mistake of picking from predictable companies. that's why we started picking some trickier companies like apple. that's the one that's up in the air. nobody knows exactly what's going to happen. if you can beat on these companies, then we're going to be more impressed. >> apple generates a lot of attention and feedback. if i put out on twitter, will apple meet, beat or miss, some people will say it will meet, some will say it will miss and others will stay you stink, sullivan. >> but you will get responses by putting apple out there. >> anything you say on apple, and i'm an apple lifelong user, and i referenced a couple weeks ago that i was going to buy a windows 8 machine because it w
for the sequester, which is currently having and will have a very, very negative effect on our economy, on jobs, and on the confidence that americans have that we are pursuing rational policy. the the gentleman and i both have agreed that sequester is not a rational policy. it deals with high priority and low priority items in very much the same way. so my question, mr. leader, is there a possibility, not on the calendar, you didn't announc it, bui w you that we go to conference, preferably, the first day we are back, after this weekend, so that we could get to work on trying to get to an agreement on one of the most pressing problems in front of this country, and that's getting ourselves on a fiscally sustainable path. i yield to my friend. mr. cantor: i thank the gentleman. i appreciate the spirit with which he recommends that we proceed along the lines of those individuals that he spoke about had asked for. and i would say to the gentleman, mr. speaker, that i'm told that our chairman and the chairman on the other side of the capitol, ms. murry, they are meeting and looking to see the path f
% of poll, only americans think that control is an important problem mostly economy in general, 24% think that is most important. federal budget deficit and federal debt is 11%. here is the front page of "the new york daily news," -- lindsay is an independent here in washington d.c.. you are on "washington journal." am really sad and i want to make sure if one does in this country that 31,000 people per year are killed by guns. this is a normal and we did this is a horrible number for its allies civilization. horrible number for a civilization. stronger gun laws can make a difference. calling in.you for this is the front page of " the washington times." michael is from rockville center, new york. caller: the reason this legislation failed is not only would it have not prevented the terrible tragedy that occurred in connecticut but also the tragedy in colorado. abroad is lacking because it would appear both parties have used this issue to raise money and at the same time not really address it responsibly. i think most americans are on to the fact that would appear you bringin -- that what
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the economy grow and create jobs, protect the middle class, and protect seen yours. the president is engaged in a process with lawmakers where he's trying to find commonground to see if commonground exists with republicans around the basic principle to reduce the budget in a balanced way, and he's put forward a plan that would do that eliminating the sequester in the process. when it comes to delays, though, congress has to act in order to avert delays. >> prioritizing spending under the faa, but you want the sequester to inflict maximum -- >> since we did everything we could to avert the sequester, and, unfortunately, the republicans decided as a political matter it was a home run for them to inflick this upon the american people, i think that suggestion just doesn't hold water. secondly, the faa did take action, all the action it could under the law to produce savings and avoid furloughs up until this point where because of the nature of their budget and the personnel heavy nature of their operation furloughs are the only option available to the faa at this time. again, if congress wants t
will go. and sometimes invest in a place where the economy is not where it would support necessarily a market solution, which is why a.i.d. has to be there. so you've got the millennium challenge corporation over here, a.i.d. as the preponderance of our expenditure, but it has adopted significant reforms in the last years that have actually movement some of the development challenge kinds of enterprize into a.i.d. wherever we can we are trying to do economic-based aid in a local way that is sustainable. and that will result in long-term gains, not a project that comes, and when the project's over the money's gone and there is nothing to show for it. but there are someplaces where you still have humanitarian demands and other demands that will not lend themselves to that, and we just need to understand that. we have to understand that's for the minimum -- minimalist fraction of the percentage of our aid that may represent, it's still an expression of our values and interest and it's important. now we are -- i'm not going to sit here and tell this committee that the job is done. we are
. the commission says there's no immediate danger to consumers, but it could be costly to the eurozone economy, and tighter measures are planned. france, greece and denmark had the highest amounts of horse meat in beef. devry, inc., which operates private colleges and training schools, is being investigated by officials in two states. the attornies general of both illinois and massachusetts are investigating. illinois is looking into incentive-based compensation, illegal under laws governing schools participating in federal aid programs. massachusetts wants to know if devry filed false information about its students. devry says it is cooperating with the investigations. general motors edges out volkswagen in first quarter sales as both try to catch up to toyota. gm sold 2.36 million cars and trucks around the world in the first three months of 2013. volkswagen sold 2.27 million vehicles during that same time. toyota was in the lead with most cars sold in 2012. rising maintenance costs are making owning a car more expensive. aaa says car expenses are up 2% from last year. the average sedan now
to the beige book, the fed sees moderate growth in the economy led by sales of homes and cars. todd horwitz of averagejoeoptions.com joins us on this thursday morning for a good look at the market. good morning to you. - good morning angie. - fears are rising out there. the volatility index, the vix, made a big spike this week. what is that telling investors and traders? - i think what you are looking at here angie is the markets are starting to turn over a little bit. we had a little sign that volatility was going to increase as the bond market was going higher, as the equity markets, the stocks that were being bought were more in the defensive sector. so now finally options are being bought instead of sold, though we are now getting a little bit more fear here in the market, and that is what we are signaling. we are seeing the market possibly changing directions and this 1550 level in the s&p is going to be real key. if we goes significantly below there, we should have a real good sell-off. - todd, who is losing money as gold goes lower? i know central banks might be losing money, and eve
. mcdonald's blames the economy and increased competition for the slump. it hopes dollar menu items will bring customers back in the spring. kimberly clark's first quarter profits were up 13% on strong sales in brands kleenex and cottonelle. also, emerging markets are bringing demand for diapers and household goods. still to come, why so many americans are scared of the stock market. that's later on. but first, on this earth day, how some of america's largest corporations are getting into nature. bill moller has that after the break. th a deadly disease. i was one of them. i'm a nurse and i knew how damaging the disease was to my life. nothing i tried seemed to work. my brother died. from complications of the exact same preventable disease and i knew i had to do something to get healthy. my disease was obesity and after consulting with my doctor, i received the effective treatment i needed. obesity is a second leading cause of preventable death in the united states. but it's a treatable disease, and there's effective treatment options available. now is time to get help. please join
in setting up obamacare. why didn't they, john? it is their law. >> it is 1/6 of the economy and it has a lot of moving parts and frankly i think we reached the point where bureaucratic government, 20th century style can handle something this complex without proper price signals and proper market signals. the health care industry is a mess. half of it is paid are by the government. they set prices for the other half which is privately managed. i don't think it works, health savings accounts and health plans and extending people a lifeline if they get really seriously sick the we need to send market signals. right now this thing is a train wreck and there is nothing --. bill: that is your solution. what's theirs? >> their solution is we should trust them to make it work. and maybe after a few years it will work but right now everybody is confused. and of course the problem with these democrats foresee is the 2014 midterm elections are coming and if obamacare isn't perceived as working, people are going to say, i'm upset. i'm mad. remember, president obama promised americans, if you like your h
invested in the innovation economy, and they wanted us to do what we've always done historically, rebuild our infrastructure. for us back home, that means rebuilding our levees, our roads and our highways. they want washington, d.c., to start getting about the business of pushing this country forward. i applaud these community leaders because this is exactly what citizen-led democracy looks like. mr. speaker, i applaud the sacramento metro chamber of commerce for their leadership, and i look forward to the 44th annual cap to cap next year. i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from illinois seek recognition? >> i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman is recognized for one minute. >> mr. speaker, for my neighbors and friends back home in illinois and families across the country today is tax freedom day. the date at which the average american worker will finally start earning money for themselves after paying their federal, state, and local tax obligatio
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that people view as specific predictors of where the economy is going. and again, you can see while it did go down in august of 2012, we've essentially had six straight months of either flat or up and then we had a down. and, again, we would normally want to see something like three months of a trend before we made too much of this. but the fact is, that's not -- it's not a good news. so the question is, well, why is this happening? we've had -- first we've had soft spots in the economy for the last two or three springs. might be another one of those. but you have had the payroll tax increase go into effect. you've had sequestration go into effect. you have no growth in people's incomes. that was the more disappointing numbers out of the last unemployment insurance report. and if people don't have money, they can't spend money. and finally, we're being affected in the slowdown in europe in particular and the slowdown in the emerging markets. our export growth has fallen to about zero at the moment because there isn't demand overseas for our products. so it feels like a little bit of a soft sp
know you are aware six of the 10 fastest growing economies in the world are located in sub- saharan africa, and it is my hope to the extent possible that the state department will prioritize trade with the african nations. you should know that we have a bipartisan, bicameral effort working in conjunction with chairman smith to quickly put forward a renewal of the africa growth and opportunity act. so i have four questions i'd like to ask you. i wanted to know what steps are you taking to focus on africa's extraordinary growth potential? what are your thoughts about the u.s. appointing a special envoy to the d.r.c.? does the request for peacekeeping operations accurately reflect the growing needs on the continent? and can you comment on the significance of the 6% cuts to usaid hiv-aids funding. >> let me emphasize first of all that we are really pleased that pepfar was able to be held whole. i think that's vital. i have personally visited, i was in durbin, north of durbin in the mountains watching how that program is being effectively administered and the difference it has made. we a
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and will have a great environmental and economic impact. another study in new york looked at not only economi the economit of environmental impact and said fracking can be done safely. two studies done by either coast. the tax revenues are big enough, powerful enough, job creation big enough will override the power environmentalists have in the state of california. stuart: i think you're right, i'm asking you if california goes ahead and does this, that would open the door to all of america. i can't see anybody standing in the way of fracking for natural gas and oil. >> that is right. it is a similar decision obama made on the keystone pipeline situation. the prime minister of canada was shocked and turned it down. his administration looked at it, probably the most research environmental project ever, and obama turned it down. not for science reasons, but for political reasons. will jerry brown turn it down for science reasons or political reasons? i don't think he will turn it down. his concern about the state deficit, $500 billion unfunded pension liabilities, stuart, they have to do someth
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impact but an economic one, participants pumped estimated $18 million into the local economy. >> tonight eight senators are defending their comprehensive immigration legislation. the so called gang of 8 introduced the plan today and conceded it's not perfect. it does call for border security and a path to citizenship for undocuntedwo ary triggers are strong but achieveable. the path is tough but sit accessible. >> legislation is workable solution to our system, responses have not and cannot repair. >> some say with 20 million americans out of work it doesn't make sense to add millions of foreign workers. the debate begins tomorrow. >> reproductive rights clash wtd rights to free speech today. a board is recommendsing a 25 foot buffer zone in a on valencia street. >> last place we want to get information from is from a theocrat telling us what they think we ought to know. >> abortion rights supporters accused opponents of passing out medical misinformation while bullying potential clients but opponents describe the agencies as compassionate counseling. >> i have never intimidated anyone
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believe for the economy. >>> the country's largest pilots union and the airline is trade association are suing to stop the fur lou. asian markets were mostly higher. tokyo's nikkei added about 2% to a nearly 5-year high. hong kong's hang seng added a fraction. essentially major countries including apple, ford, exxonmobil, will release their earnings this week. it comes as they finish their worst week since november. the dow lost 317 points while nasdaq lofrt nearly 89. there's good news at the pump with a gallon of gas dropping 11 cents. the lung berg survey now finds the total. tulsa has the cheapest at $3.21 a gaon while chicago is the most expensive in the continental u.s. at 3.97. >>> oblivion beat the competition at the box office this weekend. the sigh-fie thriller stars tom cruise as one of the last humans on a war-torn earth following an alien investigation. it hauled in more than $83 million. 42 fell to second place with $178 million in second. the croods rounds out the top three with 5.93. anne-marie? >> erica ferrari in new york. thank you, erica. straight ahead, your mond
immigration can affect the u.s. economy. a hearing on friday. then on monday a second hearing. after that we have to see how the process unfolds. especially republicans on the judiciary committee are calling for more than the currently scheduled hearings. probably sometime in early may we will move to the markup process which is where the senators on the judiciary committee can begin offering amendments and releasing how they want to continue to shape the bill. we hope it gets passed out of committee and go to the senate floor. host: rebekah kaplan of the national journal. wilmington, north carolina, kathleen is on our democrat line. is roberta our guest aplan.rebecca caller: my biggest fear is that our country is in a state of fear. thing wehe worst could ever have as americans. we have based our country from the beginning of a great work ethic. there are so many things we could do instead of being frightened every time something happens. domestically, foreman, and immigration. we have a statue of liberty that does welcome everybody. i believe that we should give some amnesty, because of am
a billion dollars a day. it's a big economy. the ninth largest in the economy. on friday everything stopped. businesses closed. public transit shut down. 16 of the areas 35 colleges canceled classes. most taxis were off the road. shopping centers were shut. and, and people, you know, may have worked from home. maybe they took the day off. but others could have been busier. thousands of law enforcement officials, hospital workers, hotel employees, they've worked overtime. some dunkin' donuts franchises stayed open reportedly at the request of first responders. there are insurance claims businesses can file for terrorism related losses if it's covered under the policy. but it's going to be difficult for a lot of small businesses to get back all that revenue and meet payroll. so for some businesses, they are really feeling the pain of last week. for others, though, it was a very, very busy, busy week. it just depends on where you are in the spectrum of business in boston. >> terrorism related losses. >> that's right. >> remarkable, isn't it? what's the one thing we need to know about our money
going to be affected. and the economy will be affected. >> all right. thank you very much. president and chief executive of airlines for america. i know we'll be with you more if these predictions ring true and we see more delays. >>> senator max baucus, the latest member to say he is not running for election. we'll talk with nbc senior political editor mark murray. first, a lot going on today. here are some things we thought you should know. charlie rangel of new york is suing house speaker john boehner and six other lawmaker to have his 2012 censure on ethics charges overturned. he argues that members of the house ethics committee withheld evidence that could have cleared his name before the entire house voted to censure him. it covered a wide range of activities including failing to pay taxes on rental income for 17 years. >>> anthony weiner back on twitter. he was caught sending a young woman accepting suggestive pictures on twitter. he is now considering, reportedly considering running in the race for mayor in new york city. those are things we thought you should know. when our
global economy. >> in order to get an outside opinion about what is going on in america, i traveled to germanny where i met up with mr. sink. he told me how things are done in germanny compared to america. >> there are many specialists in in america. our workers are used in many other areas of work. my american friend was surprised to see the same staff sweeping anding pork and all of the necessary things are learned in the three-year apprenticeship. this apprenticeship system serves as worldwide example and should definitely be maintained here. >> atren 'tis -- apprenticeships not good enough? i needed some sort of explanation. that's why i spoke to the headmaster of westminster academy. >> one of the challenges education, educated space today is the changing of the family because there was a time which in which the mother, father and children a home in which we're growing up with both parents. now children go to school with only one parent and issues in the home, they're bringing some of the concerns and challenges into the classroom. i think what schools should do is help childre
to $3.30 a gallon. inventories are high we have a lot of supply. and the economy is slowing down. consumption is the lowest since 1997. this morning gas prices averaging 3.52 a gallon. last year at this time 3.86. that's a nice little savings. >> some say could go below $3 a gallon? >> rocky mountain region could see 32 -- $2.98. >> road trip. >> finally. it is 11 minutes after the top of the hour. a runner survives the marathon bombing only to return home to texas to witness the fertilizer plant explosion and he's sharing his story. we will have that coming up. >>> they put their survival skills to the test. boy scouts get lost inside an under ground canyon. how they were found padilla. >> 15 after the hour. san diego says the navy will not reposition ships from the san diego base. ship also not be sent to los angeles, courtland or seattle. it is expected to save $1.2 million. a group of boy scouts escape injury after a canyon in southern utah. 6 scouts and three adult leaders were hiking yesterday in the national park when one of the leaders became exhausted. some stayed behind
. and there's not enough people to do it. >> we're faced with a real blow to our economy because businesses are already closed. and it will be a long time before we totally recover. >> reporter: flooding along the mississippi is causing massive problems. from illinois to iowa and further south in missouri, where more than 100 barges broke free in st. louis, colliding with a bridge. in peoria, illinois, heavy rains caused landslides. kayaks outnumbering cars on streets in grand rapids, michigan. and in indiana, one county saw 11 emergency rescues in a single night. across the area, frustrated residents are in disbelief. >> i've lived here all my life. i've never seen anything like this. >> reporter: the frustrating part for many, they can't even focus on the cleanup. more than an inch of rain expected from oklahoma all the way up through michigan today. josh? >> alex, thank you. and sam will have the forecast in a few moments. >>> meanwhile, the man who replaced osama bin laden on the fbi's most wanted list has been captured. former washington, d.c. schoolteacher eric toth is charged with pr
is seeing more jobs. nearly 14,000 jobs were added to the bay area economy last year. that's the most since the start of the recession. this expanded the total numbers of jobs by 10-point -- by 10% 5%. >>> we're hearing reports of flight delays because of furloughs. it started sunday. yesterday there were reports of delays at east coast airports. and up to three hours in los angeles, at l.a.x. we've learned san francisco has 38 controllers and three to four will be furloughed each day. oakland has 30 controllers and also plans to furlough three to four a day. and there are 18 to 20 controllers at san jose airport and two to three will be furloughed daily. >>> right now, a solar powered plain is getting ready to take a test flight over right over the bay area. the plane is sul -- is ulchaed the solar impulse. about two hours ago, it took off from mountain view. it will fly right over the going bridge. it's a practice run for a trip that starts next month. the solar impulse is considered to be the most advanced solar powered plane that can fly all day and all night without any fuel. >>> well,
and just a relentless barrage of terrible events, political events. the economy was not as bad as it is now, but the war was obviously raging and it became clear that we were losing the war, which is what one of the episodes is about. >> and you think we're raging today. >> i feel like there -- i feel like there's a malaise in the united states right now. i do it's -- believe r not. i don't kno a culture can have h the self-esteem, but whatever the principles are that make us feel good about being americans and about where we live and this thing, just -- the simplest thing, this is the greatest country on earth, which is what we were all raised with that produces a blow and there's anxiety and changes afoot. at so many times there was gun control legislation and it went all the way to the end and disappeared like this time and you wonder how did that happen. >> gayle i always think you're going to zig when you san diego. >> welcome to the table, you guys. >> six seasons. how do you keep it relevant do you think? how do you continue to grow your audience?
, the economy, health care, immigration, all tough issues. people often ask me why i care so much about assault weapons, why i have stayed with this issue for more than 20 years now? the answer is this: in my view, the proliferation of this specific type of weapon goes to the heart of what kind of society in which we want to live. it goes to what kind of culture we're going to raise our children in. and that, mr. pres, brings us to the horrific massacre at newtown, connecticut, four months ago. sandy hook -- and a lot has been said about it, but i can't forget it. sandy hook was a safe school in a safe town. candidly, it was inconceivable that such a tragedy could happen there, but it did. i can't exaggerate how this senseless murder of 20 beautiful young children and six incredibly brave adults affected me and millions around this country. i think it's fair to say that this event really shocked the conscience of america. the pictures of these little victims still bring tears to the eyes of millions. i have been very impressed with one page of the "new york daily news," and i carry it when i ta
legalization. they can come out of the shadows. they can participate in the legal economy and pay taxes. be full and open and public pickly contributing members of society and there is a faster pathway than that for dream act students. for those who have been here since they were children and have earned degrees or served in the armed forces. he was very excited about that. he really did not think he would see the day when we had four republicans strongly defending the bill who were working hard for it. i think senator rubio deserves some real credit for taking to the airways, for pressing forward. on conservative talk radio. what happened the last time, there was a comparably broad bill, it was killed. got pulled apart. chairman lee, he will hold hearings this friday and next monday about the bill in the judiciary committee. i have some areas where i would like to strengthen it. where i would like to see it. more progressive both in the due process rights area and in lgbt% community concern about family unification. but broadly i'm quite happy with the bill. i'm going to support it. >>
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